Railway printing houses are one of the best ways to earn a living.
With a wide range of printing services to suit all budgets, they’re the go-to choice for those looking to print the latest and greatest.
But as the printing industry has shrunk, they’ve been hit hard.
“There are more and more print shops that are closing, so the industry is getting smaller and smaller,” says Gary Grieve, managing director of printshop.com.
That’s not just true of the industry’s oldest, most iconic, and biggest players, though. “
It’s a sad state of affairs.”
That’s not just true of the industry’s oldest, most iconic, and biggest players, though.
With printshop closing down its last printing shop, Railroader has been a pioneer in the printmaking industry.
“When Railroaders first opened in 2004, the idea was to offer a print shop for anyone who wanted to have a print-and-play option,” Grieve says.
The printshop was opened to help other print shops in the area, and over the next few years it quickly grew into a thriving printing facility that also prints its own printing services. “
But we’ve grown so much over the years that we’ve now got a big and dedicated printshop team who make our printers in-house.”
The printshop was opened to help other print shops in the area, and over the next few years it quickly grew into a thriving printing facility that also prints its own printing services.
Today, RailROader is run by a group of businesspeople who have been in the industry for a while.
The company has more than 40 print shop locations across the UK, with more locations in the US and Australia.
But as the industry has gone into decline, printshop has also been hit harder.
Grieve says that the business model has changed.
“For a long time, print shops were just like any other print shop,” he says.
Now, the business is geared towards creating print services, so there are fewer jobs available.
This means the company has had to look at other areas of business.
And it’s been tough.
Over the past few years, print shop.com has been sold and its business has shrunk.
In the UK alone, there are now only 16 print shops left in the country, according to the UK Business Awards.
So Grieve and his team are now focusing on other areas that will help their print shop stay relevant.
He’s also looking to open a new print shop in the UK.
Currently, RailRoader prints in-stock items, but he’s also keen to expand to offer more digital services.
“Digital printing is something we’re looking to expand into, because it’s a bigger market,” Grie says.
Grieve also says that he’ll be taking the company public.
It’s not a done deal yet, but it’s expected that it will happen soon.
For now, Rail ROader prints items that it has printed itself, using its own printers.
But with a printshop going out of business, it may not have the printing equipment it once had.
We’re not looking for a new printing studio or new printers for us,” Gose says.
Grieved also says he’s looking to hire a new executive to help run the printshop, but is keeping that under wraps at this stage.”
So we’re going to be looking for an independent printing house to open up in the next two or three years, so that we can print new things and print more stuff.”
Grieved also says he’s looking to hire a new executive to help run the printshop, but is keeping that under wraps at this stage.